Tikapur, Kailali Incident that Turned into a Massacre
24th August 2015: Yet another black day registered in this deleterious year 2015 after that huge earthquake of April 25. The nation lost eight police along with three protesters because of Tikapur, Kailali Incident that turned into a massacre/carnage.
Dissatisfaction Over the New Constitution
Since few weeks, Nepal isn’t in peaceful condition. The promulgation of the new constitution as predicted hasn’t been successful yet and the date has been postponed time and again. Beside this, failure in delineation of the constitution, protesters have created chaos raising their own demands.
Indigenous people are trying to get their demands addressed. Hindus are trying to make Nepal as a Hindu state whereas others are coming down in streets for secularism.
Amid all of these, the major parties announced the demarcation of Nepal with six-province model which engendered a lot of dissatisfaction all over Nepal. It caused people to start protests and strikes. Different groups of people chanting slogans for getting their own province has created a very challenging condition for all the major party leaders.
Tharu People Protests:
Among these protests, Tharus are also one who has been demanding for a separate tharuhat/tharuwan state. This state includes the most Tharu dominated districts like Kailali, Banke, Bardiya, Kanchanpur and dang. They’ve been protesting against the model day in day out.
Few days ago, the three major parties inked seven-state agreement to mitigate the disappointment of previous model all over the Nepal. But, yet again the demands of Tharus have remain unaddressed.
Tikapur, Kailali Incident:
No wonder their madness was witnessed by hundreds of people on Monday, 24th of august 2015. The security personnel did all they could to stop the enraged protesters. But no, they were unstoppable that day. They must have down to the streets that day with the mission that their demands had to be listened by the government anyhow. Else, they were ready to show how cruel, how wild they could be creating such an obnoxious environment.
But who could stop the volcanic wrath raising from their inside? No one. The security personnel had to become the victims. It’s very displeasing that among the deaths one was two-year old little kid. And, one was SSP Laxman Neupane who apparently burnt to death during the clash.
Well the reason straightly may be their demands not being heard by the governments. But they didn’t have to be such wild for this reason. There are merely a number of people satisfied with the government’s actions and most of us are dissatisfied off-course. For this reason if we start killing each other like this then imagine what will be the condition of our country, Invidious.
We have lost some brave souls, loyal hearts, sincere, honest, devoted and hardworking force. Now, all we can do is to wish their departed soul to rest in peace in heaven. May the families of deceased ones gain enough courage to overcome this grief.
RIP all you brave hearts.